February 28, 2013 |
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat down Thursday for a rare meeting with an American - the pierced, provocative former basketball star Dennis Rodman, according to media reports. Rodman reportedly chatted with Kim as they sat side by side at a basketball game, the latest turn in his trip to Pyongyang, according to Chinese state media and a media company filming the trip. Afterward, he told Kim he had “a friend for life” in a speech before a massive crowd of North Koreans, the Vice media company said in a statement.
February 26, 2013 |
So things have been a little testy between the U.S. and North Korea lately? No need to worry -- Dennis Rodman is over there right now. This whole nuclear-test situation is probably being smoothed over as we speak. That's right. The controversial former NBA star known as "The Worm" and three members of the Harlem Globetrotters landed in Pyongyang on Tuesday to take part in what event organizers are calling a bit of "basketball diplomacy. " Actually, it's just a basketball camp for kids and games with North Korea's top basketball stars in a project for a VICE media news show that will air on HBO later this year.
December 14, 2012 |
After the Lakers lost their fourth straight game Thursday night, Kobe Bryant remarked, "Right now I wish we had the Washington Generals on our schedule. " The Lakers are set to visit the Washington Wizards on Friday, the second night of a back-to-back. If, however, Bryant is truly interested in playing the Generals, that opportunitiy is readily available. Via their Twitter account ( @Globies ), the Harlem Globetrotters offered to set something up against their regular sparring partners.
February 24, 2011
They pair a mastery of basketball skills with a sly humor that pokes holes into the ego of professional sports. The Harlem Globetrotters still have the best record in athletics and bring their virtuoso antics on a swing of Southland venues, including stops in Ontario, Anaheim and L.A. 7 p.m. Thurs., Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat., Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; noon Sun., Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa Ave., L.A..
February 24, 2011 |
In a uniform green as money, in a town predicated on losers and longshots, leave it to me to find the biggest can't-win bet of all time: the Washington Generals. Now, like you I don't want to merely beat an opponent, I want to crush his spirit. Chess champ Bobby Fischer used to say that the point he relished most was when he broke a man's ego. That's what I'm talking about. So, when I had those mouthy Harlem Globetrotters on the ropes the other night in Las Vegas, I started to feel the warm rush of victory in my veins.
December 5, 2010 |
Jim Murray once called Meadowlark Lemon an American institution, a description the longtime Harlem Globetrotters star claims mystifies him. "I don't know what that means," he says. Oh, but he does. "We were part of something that America needed at one time," Lemon says of the Globetrotters. "America needed Joe Louis. America needed Arnold Palmer. America needed Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Armstrong. "And America and the world at one time needed people like the Harlem Globetrotters and Meadowlark Lemon.